Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government propose to take advantage of the invitation which has been conveyed by the German authorities to the military experts of the Powers, for-merely represented on the Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control, to inspect the work of demolition of the concrete shelters in the eastern fortresses of Germany; whether this invitation has been referred by the experts of the Governments of the interested Powers; and will he arrange for the Report of the results of any inspection that may take place to be circulated to the House as soon as it has been received?
I understand that General von Pawelsz, who represents the German Government in these matters, has now formally issued an invitation for one or two of the Allied military experts to accompany him on a tour of inspection of the fortifications on Germany's eastern frontier, the demolition of which was agreed upon between the German Government and 585W the Allied Governments concerned last January. Formal note has been taken of this invitation and arrangements in connection with the projected visit are at present under discussion.
I am unable at this stage to forecast what decision will be taken with regard to the circulation of any report which may be drawn up as a result of this visit.